Modi Speaks to Merkel, Invites her to Visit India

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his transit halt at Frankfurt on his way back home from the BRICS summit in Brazil and both leaders invited each other for official visits.

Modi and Merkel

Modi had a “fruitful” dialogue with the victory of Merkel and Germany in the 2014 World Cup congratulate her on her birthday, as also from the Prime Minister’s Office.


“The Prime Minister conveyed India’s very important for Germany to become a partner, his government will strengthen and deepen the bilateral strategic partnership with Germany,” the statement said.

Modi praised her “brilliant victory in the German team”, but also “for her 60th birthday is today (Thursday) Merkel expressed good wishes.”

He invited Merkel’s visit to India in the third meeting between the German-Indian government in 2015 to accept consultations with German Chancellor.

The two leaders also briefly discussed bilateral cooperation, including technology development.

The statement also said that the German Chancellor has invited India to partner countries in the Hanover Trade Fair, 2015.

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